Music & entertainment served up alongside Hampshire food & drink at Shamrock Quay

shamrock quay fest

It’s no April fool, the first ever Shamrock Quay Festival takes place on Saturday, 1st of April in Southampton and it’s free to go along.

Plenty of water-based fun on the quayside plus a boatful of food producers and treats to try throughout the day from 10am to 4pm.

“This is a first for us and we’re partnering with the wonderful Rocky Moore and his team at Quay 15. We’re all very much looking forward to welcoming our producers and friends and families to the quay,” says Alex Handford, business manager at Hampshire Farmers’ Markets.

For those who love vintage cars, parked up for the day will be some classic vehicles to enjoy. Or if you’re more of a water baby, the RNLI will be talking about and demonstrating water safety. All of this set to a melodic soundtrack from various live bands.

“There will be something for everyone at the festival,” enthuses Rocky of Quay 15. ”Bring the kids along to have their faces painted and they can even get out on the water. Quay 15 will be doing setting up a special Oyster Bar too,” he continues.

Of course, Hampshire Farmers’ Markets members will have stands at the festival, with produce to try and buy. Beceries will be bringing along their delicious home-baked products to sell and the always-popular fishcakes by Catch Isle of Wight are sure to sell out on the day too. FNK have a plethora of pies to try at home, such as gourmet pork belly and Moroccan lamb. For gin drinkers, both Silent Pool and Winchester Distillery will be offering samples; not forgetting something sweet from both Fordingbridge Fudge and Cupcakes mmm Cookies.

If you’re feeling peckish, Bowtells will be serving up their home reared, home produced burgers too. Plus you can pick up some cookery tips from the demonstrations on the day from executive chef from the Exclusive Chef’s Academy Andy Mackenzie, as well as by John and Sylvia of JS Fresh Fish, based on the Quay.

Shamrock Quay Festival takes place at William Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 5QL.



A selection of images of Hampshire Farmers Markets Producers, markets and produce are available by clicking on this Dropbox link

For further details or additional images contact Claire Pitcher on 07900 676322 or email

For further comment from Alex Handford please contact her on the email address below or call HFM on 01420 588671.

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